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Farm in the Spotlight 
Granny's Delights

Granny's Delights is our Spotlight Farm this week.  Located in Bardstown, KY, this small farm is a family affair, owned by mother and daughter, Myrtle Hutchins and Donna Gritton, and Donna's husband, Russ.  For more than 40 years, they have been growing, baking and selling together at local farmers markets.  They offer fresh fruits and vegetables and grow the ingredients for everything they bake and can. They clearly delight their customers. Providing fresh produce like kale, spinach, and asparagus, plus baked goods, their top sellers are a wide variety of canned items. Local buyers line up for salsa, pickles, jams, jellies, relish, and more. 

Granny’s Delights started as a business after many years of serving these items to friends and family. They always shared the bounty of their garden with family and then started selling the excess at the local farmers market. They realized how much they enjoyed their work and continued to expand, pursuing the business full-time and obtaining a home-based processor license.

The Grannies grown children help in the venture and summer is a busy time with 16 hours days, six days a week. The family always reserves Sunday for a time of worship, family and some relaxation. Winter is a little more relaxed with time spent planning for the upcoming busy season and experimenting with new recipes.  They also offer a Community Supported Agriculture program each season for $500 a share. You can learn more at their website.

They sell at the Bardstown, KY market as well as Fourth Street Live!, and the St. Matthews Farmers Market. In addition to fresh fruits and vegetables, Granny’s Delights features old fashioned homemade quality products including Potato Bread, Potato Bread Rolls, Fruit Breads, and all types of canned items.  Their goal is to remind everyone of those "good old days" and rekindle happy times from our collective youth. Going to Grandma's house for those fresh picked vegetables, pulling a pickle from a stone crock jar, or eating fresh bread made by loving hands. Do you remember enjoying a slice of fruit and nut bread from fruits right out of the orchard? Or marveling at the bounty of Granny's well stocked pantry and all the canned goodies you would enjoy in the winter months ahead? These are all memories of Hutchins’ and Gritton's granny and mine too. The ladies certainly stirred up my memories and their hope is that they can stir up yours too.

What's at the Market this Week?
Vegetable and Meat Goodness

Strawberries, asparagus, beets, lettuce, onions, peas, radishes, spinach and much more are in season at the Market. Shiitake mushrooms, turnips, garlic scapes, and host house tomatoes are available. Our musical guest is Joel Curtis and our alternate vendors are Maya Collection, Scarlet's Bakery, Splendid Bee, and Tim Burton's Maplewood Farm.

Featured Recipe
Creamed Garden Peas and
New Early Potatoes

All the ingredients for this delicious farmers market staple were purchased from Granny's Delights for about $15. The taste of times gone by is a bargain at any price. Creamed peas and potatoes were a staple of Sunday dinners on the farm using fresh shelled peas and tiny new potatoes. Peas are in season from May 30 to July 1 and little new potatoes give the dish the best flavor though you can use quartered larger ones as well.

Ingredients
2 pounds small red potatoes, quartered
3 cups fresh or frozen peas
1 cup water
2 tablespoons chopped onion
2 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour
1-1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 cups 2% milk
1 cup half-and-half cream
 
Directions
Place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 8-12 minutes or until tender. Drain.
Meanwhile, place peas and water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 3-5 minutes or until tender. Drain.
In a large saucepan, saute onion in butter until tender. Stir in the flour, salt and pepper until blended; gradually add milk and cream. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in potatoes and peas; heat through. Yield: 12 servings.

Market Special Events
Children's Day, June 8

Bring the kids and join us for hands-on fun Saturday, June 8. 

Upcoming:
July 6 Patriotic Celebration
August 3 Heirloom Tomato Tasting 
September 7 Honey Tasting

Maker in the Spotlight
Georgia's Sweet Potato Pie Company

Georgia’s Sweet Potato Pie Company makes the pies your grandmother used to make. Started in the fall of 2017 by Deyago and Dawn Urrutia, the pair had a desire to start a non-profit organization to support local, small, grassroots community organizations. Georgia’s Sweet Potato Pie Company was named after Dawn’s maternal grandmother who taught her family the importance of serving humanity.
 
Deyago and Dawn’s mission is to share with the world Dawn’s famous sweet potato products and to support their passion of giving back to the community. Georgia’s team volunteers throughout the year at local non-profits, support Sister’s Inspiring Sisters social group’s annual fundraiser, and donate products to community events. Georgia’s desire is to provide their customers with products that will help them make memories, give back to the community, and to always show gratitude to the Universe.
 
Georgia’s Sweet Potato Pie Company specializes in providing high quality sweet potato desserts and pastries. Georgia’s provides excellent customer service to their customers and was initially known for their sweet and creamy sweet potato pie with a flaky crust. Georgia’s now has a full menu that includes, vegan sweet potato mini pies, chocolate vegan sweet potato muffins, vegan sweet potato banana nut muffins, vegan sweet potato muffins, chocolate chip sweet potato muffins, caramel pecan sweet potato muffins, sweet potato muffins, sweet potato cupcakes, sweet potato cake with caramel icing, and sweet potato brownies.
 
Georgia’s products can be found at local coffee shops, such as McQuixote Books & Coffee, The Flea off Market, Farmer Markets, Community events, Oxmoor Center, and Pop-Up Shops. Georgia’s Products can also be ordered online through Facebook and Instagram at https://www.facebook.com/GeorgiasSweetPotatoPie/
 
Georgia’s Sweet Potato Pie Company is a member of Kentucky Proud. They work hard to ensure that only the best ingredients are being used in their products and they partner with local farmers when possible to support the community.
 
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